Dave and Elizabeth rocking it out!
Oh no! The Drama Club!
It was an awesome time and I look forward to taking the boat down for a weekend when Jennie gets back.
We will leave Dex on the boat as they have these two dogs, who are friendly, but probably not with other dogs.
On another note, there was this english couple, who were about our age and had sailed across the Atlantic....by hand. I was talking to the girl and I told her we were planning on crossing the Pacific next year... Possible buddy boat? Absolutely not!!!! They had hand steered across the atlantic, and I asked if they had an autopilot. She said "Yes, but would you trust your life to a computer?"
"Yes, I do all the time! Ever been to a hospital?"
She asked "Well what do you do if the auto pilot breaks?"
Answer: "Hand Steer." I think she might have felt a bit dumb about that one, but who knows.
I asked if it was a power issue, but she replied that they were real sailors and that's why they did it.
I asked her husband a few minutes later, and he said it was a power issue.
The girl asked what I would do if I wasn't steering. I started listing off things like: sleeping, reading, looking out for boats, fixing things, making the boat rock. I was getting the sense that she though she was special for crossing an ocean. She wanted to leave, because of my stubborn autopilot ways..... What a fool I am to think that hand steering for a month across the Pacific is lunacy, I guess I'm not much of a sailor. I must admit it is impressive to hand steer for a month, but if you don't have to, why?
I did notice when she started arguing with me about how hand steering across oceans is the best way to sail, everyone started slinking away. Eventually she was so repulsed by my lack of seamanship that she pulled the "honey didn't we need to say something to so and so?" and pulled her husband/boyfriend/chaperone away. I almost laughed out load.
I will run it by Jennie, if we want to be real sailors we better start hand steering. Man it makes me exhausted thinking about it.
This is where the magic happens